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Purse

MOA: University of British Columbia

3332/33

Small rectangular purse with a thin twisted dark red and black silk thread strap. The bag is sewn together on three sides, leaving an opening at the top. Long fringe of alternating sections of red and black line the edge of the bag. The front and back are both heavily embroidered with horizontal rows of geometric designs and stripes in beige, red-brown, black and golden yellow.


  • Type of Item purse
  • Culture Pashtun
  • Material silk fibre, fibre, dye
  • Measurements height 52.0 cm, width 30.0 cm (overall)

  • Previous Owner Imelda Phelan, Fergus MacIntosh
  • Received from Imelda Phelan, Fergus MacIntosh

  • Made in Pakistan

  • Ownership Date before November 20, 2018
  • Acquisition Date on November 20, 2018

  • Item Classes textiles
  • Condition good
  • Accession Number 3332/0033